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overshadow president obama's push for obama care this week? overshadow president obama's push[ lane ] do you ever feel? like you're growing old waiting for your wrinkle cream to work? clinically proven neutrogena® rapid wrinkle repair. it targets fine lines and wrinkles with the fastest retinol formula available. you'll see younger looking skin in just one week. one week? that's just my speed. rapid wrinkle repair. and for dark spots rapid tone repair. from neutrogena®. >>> here now, some of this week's images to remember. >>> president obama at the christmas tree lighting. back with our roundtable. the politics of the moment is obama care, and the president was out there reselling it this week, katty kay. this is a portion of what he said. >> if i've got to fight another three years to make sure this law works, then that's what i'll do. that's what we'll do. >> underscoring that this is really the only job he has in his second term, right? >> it may be all he gets done in his second term. if he can make this succeed, this will be his legacy issue. and if you look at the chances of getting
overshadow president obama's push for obama care this week? plus, have we fina >>> here now, some of this week's images to remember. >>> president obama at the christmas tree lighting. back with our roundtable. the politics of the moment is obama care, and the president was out there reselling it this week, katty kay. this is a portion of what he said. >> if i've got to fight another three years to make sure this law works, then that's what i'll do. that's what we'll do. >> underscoring that this is really the only job he has in his second term, right? >> it may be all he gets done in his second term. if he can make this succeed, this will be his legacy issue. and if you look at the chances of getting immigration reform, of getting some kind of comprehensive jobs bill, of getting some kind of infrastructure, of getting tax reform which is what businesses say they'll need, he may have to use the next three years to make it work, and this may be what he's left with as his big legacy issue. >> but you write it's not just about the website. there are a lot of challenges ahead about wi
did mandela's death overshadow president obama's push for obama care this week? plus, have we finally turned a corner on our economy? next, our roundtable is back with some of their analysis of those questions. ♪ ♪ ♪ [ male announcer ] everyone deserves the gift of all day pain relief. this season, discover aleve. all day pain relief with just two pills. ti'm bethand i'm michelle.e. and we own the paper cottage. it's a stationery and gifts store. anything we purchase for the paper cottage goes on our ink card. so you can manage your business expenses and access them online instantly with the game changing app from ink. we didn't get into business to spend time managing receipts, that's why we have ink. we like being in business because we like being creative, we like interacting with people. so you have time to focus on the things you love. ink from chase. so you can. >>> here now, some of this week's images to remember. imag. >>> president obama at the christmas tree lighting. back with our roundtable. the politics of the moment is obama care, and the president was out there re
this week? >> this was the first interview obama has done in a few weeks where he seemed back on hills game, he seemed confident, feisty. happy, the last few times we had seen him, he was at his press conference, apologizing about health care. he seemed to be enjoying it. >> was it about being in a room of reporters? ies matthews is a journalist. he's in a room of college students. >> he they were cheering for him. when he talked about health care, he said students could get coverage for contraceptives. it did not get a huge cheer. they were pleased by that. he definitely seemed better than he had seemed in a long time. >> he was telling you ability some of the qualities that are useful to be president. let's take a listen in the most important qualities of any president, i'm not necessarily saying i have these qualities, i'm speaking historically, i think it has to do with more than anything a sense of connection with the american people. that's what allows you then to have that sec qual, with i is persistence. >> how is it? he's looking at some of his predecessors saying maybe he feels th
president obama this week as part of his "hardball" college tour coming from american university. that interview will air this thursday at 7:00 p.m. eastern right here on msnbc. you do not want to miss it. >>> immigration activists keep up their washington fast, but will their efforts translate into real reform on capitol hill? we'll take a look at that. >>> also ahead, have you heard detroit bracing for a bankruptcy ruling today. right now the judge is reading his decision in a courtroom on whether the city can go ahead with a chapter 9 feeling. what sdmeejt for the people and the ripple effects it could have across the country. like right here i can just... you know, check my policy here, add a car, ah speak to customer service, check on a claim...you know, all with the ah, tap of my geico app. oh, that's so cool. well, i would disagree with you but, ah, that would make me a liar. no dude, you're on the jumbotron! whoa. ah...yeah, pretty much walked into that one. geico anywhere anytime. just a tap away on the geico app. stick with innovation. stick with power. stick with techn
is not only owning it, but doubling down. and putting a bright spotlight on the obama in obama care. this week, the white house announced that it is going to be all aca, every day, from now until december 2rd, enrollment deadline for coverage on january 1st. starting with the president himself, who has been pulling his best, you know, hustling almost every day this week, to make the hard sale on the affordable care act. this was his pitch on tuesday. >> i'm going to need some help in spreading the word. i need you to spread the word about the law, about its benefits, about its protections, about how folks can sign up. tell your friends, tell your family. do not let the initial problems with the website discourage you. >> and this was president obama on wednesday. >> i'm going to need you all to spread the word about how the affordable care act really works, what its benefits are, what its protections are, and most importantly, how people can sign up. i know people call this law obama care, and that's okay. because i do care. i do. >> and this was president obama on thursday. >> my advice to ev
and he's had a rough six weeks over the obama care website. he's trying to reframe this debate as they head into the midterm elections to be broader than just obama care, democrats realize that if this is about obama care in the mid-term elections it's not a good issue for them and even though we see positive things going on, they want things to be about more than that. for some, this is a signal about getting his mojo back. >> the president's economic policies improve government reliance rather than economic mobility and rather than tackling income inequality by lifting people up, he's been fixated on taxing some down. >> why do you think republicans seem so fixated on the government reliance narrative and this tax and spend. this tax and spend phrase that they of the to use over and over again? >> that's the only message that they've been able to promote, and i think a lot of the republican message has been similar to mitt romney's 47% comments and it's a problem for republicans because they spend the majority of the time since the 2012 elections trying to cut food stamps and
. so when the economy is growing, if all that growth concentrates at the top, president obama spoke about this eloquently this week. not only is it obviously bad for low income people, but it's unsustainable because it generates. >> on monday you are helping lead a national day of action on public education. tell me about what you're doing. >> just like we're fighting income equality, we have to fight education inequality. and that means the places that have gotten hurt the most by austerity, by privatization, by attesting fixation. they have come together. parents, community-based organizations particularly in low income neighborhoods with our union to say we need a new direction. we need to reclaim the promise of public education with our solutions for our schools. we need to fix, not close public schools. we need to actually have a fixation on children, not on testing. we need wrap around services to actually mitigate poverty. pre-k, different pathways to graduation. what's happening is it's not just our union talking about it. it's in 60 cities over a hundred groups coming toget
of the republican association and you hug president obama a couple of weeks before. chris is a good friend of ours and we talk to chris an awful lot on phone. knows this and i'm sure all the people around him knows the. he can't afford too many more touchy feeley moments with democrats. he does have to aggressively be out for every republican candidate running for governor, right? you're smiling. >> unless they are not a good candidate. >> i think he likes hanging around with democrats. >> you think chris does? >> yes. >> he likes hanging around with people who he thinks are competent. >> he's not afraid of them. >> you got no problem with that. >> no. >> what's wrong? >> you're smirking a lot. mike knows something. >> what did you hear? >> he heard something. >> you look like you're up to something. >> he's in the classroom makes trouble and doesn't get in trouble. >> still love him. they shouldn't but they do. >>> coming up on "morning joe" we'll talk to moderator of "meet the press," david gregory, hill kristol and unanimous snyderman. >> good morning, everyone. airport trouble today. we're loo
these numbers are not doing a good job of capturing. we've talked about the minimum wage this week which obama had the big speech about on wednesday. even though you have job creation, still a lot of this in the service sector and bartenders, it's not great jobs and not paying so well. i think we're going to morph into a much more constructive debate about what are people earning and what is their livelihood and security? >> that's a fantastic point. you look at the unemployment, break it down by race. we're seeing .6 decrease in african-americans and .4 in hispanics and .2 with whites. no change in asian. but the larger question, seems to be and you've been pushing this, transitioning from focusing on the unemployment number and focusing on the kind of work that people are -- >> the kind of jobs people are actually getting. >> with jobs that people have to try to make ends meet and the ends are not meeting when you're making 15,000. >> you're getting mcdonalds and walmart, large sources of employment. but you have a lot of government transfer payments to meet them. we're in this mix. the empl
it was when harry truman was in office. >> and that was president obama speaking this week at the liberal think tank center for american progress addressing several key economic issues. joining me now msnbc national reporter suzy khimm. we heard the president advocating for a raise in the minimum wage and saw the protesters this week, as well. what do you think the chances are of an increaseded passing and what are roadblocks? >> basically i don't think within the current congress there's a chance this make its way through, but democrats have made it clear they're going to tell voters in 2014 this is one of their priorities. it sends a very clear message about the kind of economic justice and fairness they want to see. i think that's why they're trying to make this appeal right now and put a very big push behind it. >> i want to look at one of your recent articles why budget cuts are here to stay in which you talk about specific cuts. so share those details and how deep are we talking about? >> sure. so what's happening right now is that paul ryan and patty murray, the lead budget negotia
on the stage today was that he called it obama care. don't forget nancy pelosi was saying the other week, it's not obama care, it's the affordable care act. what the president was saying, it's obama care. when he was really doing, i agree with you, talking mostly to democrats today, i think. he was saying if you want this not to be a political liability, then you have to go out and help me sell this and help me make it work. almost like launching another political campaign here where he's saying to organizing for america or liberal and progressive groupz and any supporters of the law or democratic elected officials all across the country, get people signed up. especially younger and healthier people so that this will work. he said, there's no going back. it's not going to be repealed not as long as i'm president. let's sell it and make it work. he was basically speaking to the troops today about what sales points they should make. >> you mentioned those troops and organizing for america, as you know, this was one of the most innovative campaigns ever, gathering 16 million on a network. and y
, this week, president obama talked about inequality and an interrue with our own chris matthews on "hardball." i want to play that because i think it was an important message from the president. >> the biggest issue i see out out horizon is how to make sure an economy works for everybody and that every one of the young people can get a good job, pursue a career, support a family, not be loaded up by $100,000 worth of debt, actually, you know, buy a home. how do we do those things that reduce inequality and broaden opportunity? >> maria, some people say it's a new message for the president. i don't think it is at all. there's some very serious deadlines coming. 1.3 million could lose unemployment benefits on december 28th. 4 million long term unemployed. when we talk about losing unemployment benefits, how important that is, 1 in 6 living in poverty as pew pointed out this week. the highest income inequality since 1928. of course the president is talking about that. >> there's a problem of wealth problem that we have in this country. it was interesting. the ceo of goldman sachs recently said
. let's take a look at how each is doing. relatively speaking it was a good week for the obama administration. positive economic numbers and, as expected, there were ongoing improvements in the health care website. >> i understand why people would have been resistant to going on a website that wasn't working right. and, fortunately, because of some very hard work, we've now got it to the point where for the vast majority of people it's working well. >> the center for medicare and medicaid services announced on friday this past week more than 3.7 million people visited healthcare.gov. the error rate is down from one in four to one in ten. so as expected, progress is being made and more people are able to join and get access to health care. okay. so reince priebus and the gop had a little bit more time for their reboot. you'll recall they initially announced findings of the growth and opportunity project back in march. well, here's what they said they needed to change. quote, the republican party must focus its efforts to earn new supporters and voters in the follows demographic
. the right has been saying president obama and his health law are dead for weeks. months, years. but guess what. both are still here. today the national journal writes about president obama's resilience. can obama recover? he did already. joining me now is the reporter with that story, national journal political correspondent alex sikes wald and james peterson, professor at lehigh university. thank you for being here. alex, your piece is about the president recovering. tell us what you noticed. >> if i had a dollar for every time somebody said obama or obama care is doomed, i could pay for the website rebuild myself. you know, at every stage when scott brown got re-elected, everyone was sure obama care was done. when the tea party came, everybody said obama care was done. obama himself, from controversies like the irs to when he criticized the arrest of henry lewis gates, he's been done. and he continued. this should be no surprise to anyone who's paid attention to history. bill clinton emerged from an impeachment scandal with the highest approval rating of his career. he's the president.
't had much good to say about rome are embracing francis as a hero. president obama, this week, practically gushing over him and his message. >> i think pope francis is showing himself to be just an extraordinarily thoughtful and soulful messenger of peace and justice. i haven't had a chance to meet him yet, but everything that i've read, everything i've seen from him indicates the degree to which he is trying to remind us of those core obligations. >> and with president obama saying that, conservatives, catholic and noncatholic conservatives who came to see the catholic church as their political ally are having a hard time with it. >> but the pope here has now gone beyond catholicism here and this is pure political. this is just pure marxism coming out of the mouth of the pope. >> i thought the pope was in favor of the european social model, which is neo socialism, and which fails its own people. >> now, you know, i'm always looking for the historical angle. i can't help but think of lyndon johnson. he spent all those years, all those decades in congress and in the senate, goi
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obama shifting gears earlier this week ask, put the focus on the growing income inequality in this country, calling it the defining challenge of our time. how can you not agree? look at the numbers. we talk about income inequality all of the time on this show. because this is where america is. and we've got to do something about this chart. you've seen the vulture chart time and time again. this trend has been going on for decades. none of the republicans have a remedy for this. and it's only getting worse, income inequality hit a record high in 2012. the top 1% took home 1/5 of the country's household income last year. good for them! isn't that awesome? but what about the folks on the blue line? the gap between the 1% and the average worker in this country is the widest it has ever been. the bigger the gap, the harder it is for americans to climb the economic ranks of opportunity. this should concern anyone who believes in the american dream. but the folks on the right wing, the conservative movement, know that it's their own policies that really put this country where it
will be the impact of obama care on the 2014 elections, and even perhaps the 2016 presidential race? >>> plus, an historic week for pope francis with his first major statement, attacking what he calls, quote, the idolatry of money. what continues is a whirlwind change for the vatican. i'll go one on one with cardinal timothy dolan of new york. he is one of the leading cardinals in america. he talks about why the church has turned against obama care and why the church has been outmarketed on gay marriage. >>> nbc correspondent harry smith with the story of the survivor of the boston marathon bombing. he represents the true meaning of boston strong. i'm david gregory onand this is "meet the press" on sunday, december 1st. >>> good sunday morning. a big weekend for the future of president obama's landmark health care legislation, two months to the day since the troubled launch of heal healthcare.gov, they put out a report this morning saying they're making dramatic progress and the team is meeting with private sector velocity and effectiveness. that's how the website apparently is working. it al
to come back to because that debate you just suggested broke out this week between president obama and rand paul and we want to look at what they said. president obama sat down with chris mathews this week. when we come back, i'll show you a particular part of what the president said in that interview. having triplets is such a blessing. not financially. so we switched to the bargain detergent but i found myself using three times more than they say to and the clothes still weren't as clean as with tide. so we're back to tide. they're cuter in clean clothes. that's my tide. what's yours? they're cuter in clean clothes. i'm bethand i'm michelle. and we own the paper cottage. it's a stationery and gifts store. anything we purchase for the paper cottage goes on our ink card. so you can manage your business expenses and access them online instantly with the game changing app from ink. we didn't get into business to spend time managing receipts, that's why we have ink. we like being in business because we like being creative, we like interacting with people. so you have time to focus on
the page on obama care. today the president will kick off a new three-week campaign to refocus the public's attention to the positive aspects of the health care law. senior administration officials tell politico the white house will target different benefits of the law each day leading up to the december 23rd deadline to receive coverage by the beginning of the new year. roughly 100,000 people signed up for health insurance through the federal exchange last month. of course, up from the under 27,000 who successfully signed up for coverage in the month of october. meanwhile, the white house picked up a key legal victory yesterday as the supreme court said it would not hear a case challenging the law's employer mandate. however, a new poll shows one key group president obama was hoping would sign up for coverage, the so-called young invincibles, is the least informed about the law. gallup finds just 63% of adults under the age of 30 say they are familiar with the law. that's at least nine points lower than any other group, suggesting the white house, well, they've got a little bit of work t
and millennials to enroll in obama care to get the numbers up. he's launched a three-week tour in which he will be speaking at colleges and universities trying to urge them to enroll so he can get those numbers ahead of the december 23rd deadline so folks can get enrolled by january 1st. >> we heard the president talk about a lot of issues from income inequality to raising the minimum wage to immigration. what issues will be at the forefront of his agenda as we enter 2014? >> i think he would like to see something get done on minimum wage but i'm not sure much can get done. all eyes will turn to this budget deal between representsive ryan and murray to see if they can prevent another shutdown. >> thanks for your time as always, kevin. >> thanks for having me. >> this is "first look" on msnbc. stay with msnbc for more coverage of nelson mandela's death. "way too early" starts right now. >> i have challenan idea of a democratic and free society in which all persons live together in harmony. and -- and with equal opportunity. it is what i hope to live for and to achieve. but if need be it is
they wouldn't eat until an immigration reform bill is passed. some are now on day 21. president obama and the first lady visited them last week, bringing attention to their cause, but can they change minds? margie o'mara is a democratic pollster, hector barreto joins us also. we know these protesters have been fasting for weeks. they have prayed at the offices of speaker boehner. in the real world, does something like this help to get bills passed? >> i think it brings attention to the issue and this is an important issue. we were very hopeful earlier in the year when the senate passed their bill that there was going to be more movement on this. the reality is they don't have a lot of days left in this year and they have a lot of big issues so this probably is going to be something that's going to be tackled at the beginning of the next year. >> and even if it waits until next year, there's still this argument over how to get it done. and there's the article in the national review that looks at the benefits of a step-by-step plan rather than a comprehensive bill. if you think amnesty
-called obama care is silently going away. in the past two weeks, there wasn't a single republican lawmaker who uttered the word "repeal" on a single sunday show. so with the law here to stay, the question now is how to republicans run against it? we know some ways they'll try. don't be surprised if more republicans start talking up the need to fix this law but do so in a big way. the rhetoric may sound similar to some but the fact that repeal itself may be gone from the republican lexicon would be a significant shift. so do democrats become the party that tries to fix the law? keep an eye on this as different republicans perhaps test different messages on this front. >>> that's it for this edition of "the daily rundown." we'll see you right back here tomorrow. we've got a deep dive into an obsession among some, that's that's this whole bitcoin. it's a brain teaser. what the heck is it and why should you care about it? i'll explain tomorrow. coming up next, chris jansing. i'll see you later. losing thrusters. i need more power. give me more power! [ mainframe ] located. ge deep-sea fuel technol
's right. the gop wants you to believe president obama's health care law is the real war on women. oh, the irony. especially since just last week we learned that gop men are being tutored on how to talk to women. and according to a staff at one of those meetings, quote, some of these guys have a lot to learn. where would they possibly get that idea? >> if it's a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down. >> even when life begins in that horrible situation of rape, that it is something that god intended to happen. >> the incidents of rape resulting in pregnancy are very low. >> well, maybe they can get some pointers on how to talk to women from the real boss of the party. listen to what he said today. >> -- yourself staring looking at, casually glancing at a woman. but you know that it's now socially taboo. you shouldn't be doing it. and you think everybody is noticing you doing it and condemning you in their minds. you walk up to the woman and say, would you please ask your breasts to stop staring at my eyes. try that. might help. you don't know un
of obama care. >> unmitigated political disaster. >> this is just the beginning. >> terrible. >> this week will take further steps to strengthen our economy. >> the white house about to go on a pr offensive. >> healthcare.gov is now stable. 90% of the time. >> 100,000, roughly, were able to enroll. >> and has achieved its goals, all be it two months late. >> is it mission accomplished? >> president obama is kind of getting all the late-night jokes now. >> as i was saying, john -- >> better him than me. >> let me try to crystallize that down. is it mission accomplished? >> using that phrase is a -- >> yeah! >> not one i would employ. chkt the absence of a compelling counter narrative to a proposal on the health care. >> you can't beat something with nothing. >> is it at all relevant here? >> do republicans have to say, here's what we want to do on health care. >> yeah, they do. >> they have had positive proposals, but at active promo -- >> republicans do have some positive alternatives. >> haven't done a good job explaining them. i think paul ryan will unveil. >> i think paul ryan will intr
, noelle, thank you. >>> after a week of promoting improvements to the health care website, today president obama turns his attention abroad. at the forum on middle east policy in washington, d.c. the president outlined the administration's plan to curb iran's nuclear program. he just wrapped up his comments a few minutes ago. >> ultimately my goal as president of the united states, something that i've said publicly and privately and shared everywhere i've gone, is to prevent iran from getting a nuclear weapon. but what i've also said is the best way for us to prevent iran from getting a nuclear weapon is for a comprehensive, verifiable diplomatic resolution. if at the end of six months it turns out that we can't make a deal, we're no worse off and in fact we have greater leverage with the international community to continue to apply sanctions and even strengthen them. >> we get more now from nbc white house correspondent kristen welker. kristen, this interim deal with iran really seemed to dominate the conversation today. what stood out to you? >> reporter: well, craig, i thought one of th
seriously thinking about it. >> it is a big week in washington and the world and, we are tackling several developing stories this afternoon. president obama and the first lady are headed to south africa, joining dozens of world leaders who will honor the late nelson mandela. the president is joined on air force one by former president george w. bush, his wife laura, and former secretary of state, hillary clinton. meanwhile, for families in newtown, some powerful public statements ahead of a painful anniversary. we will listen to their message in a few minutes. >>> also, signs of real steps towards recovery on friday. unemployment fell to its lowest rate since november 2008. white house officials say congress can build on these gains. and that brings us to our top story. president pushing congress to finish the deal on the budget. yes, the season for wheeling and dealing, and not just bargain hunting at the mal. washington lawmakers face their first test since house republicans backed off the government shutdown. that deal, of course, created a new economic deadline, a congressional budget
. later today, president obama will shift from damage control to sales pitch. it's part of a three-week effort to refocus attention on positive aspects of the affordable care act. we learned monday that 100,000 people were able to sign up for health care through the site in november. that's nearly triple the 27,000 who were successful in october, but the trouble isn't over. just 37% of people under the age of 30 are familiar with the law. getting healthy young people to sign up for obama care is a key component of the law's success. and though he's not exactly young, per se, president obama will be signing up through the online exchange. his policy will come with substantial out-of-pocket costs, though, because it will not be taxpayer subsidized. >>> in the investigation into actor paul walker's death, officials say there is no evidence that drag racing played any part in that tragic accident. overnight, fans gathered at a memorial to pay tribute to the fallen "fast & furious" star. walker's co-star, vin diesel, spoke to them. >> i just wanted to say thank you, thank you for coming down
? >>> welcome back to "the ed show." after weeks of republican attacks against the botched obama care rollout on october 1st, the white house and its allies, well, they're gearing up. they're going to go on offense. what kind of offense? that's my question. the white house announced plans to highlight a new benefit of the affordable care act every day from now until the december 23rd enrollment deadline for january 1st coverage. okay. once a day we're going to get something new. there's a number of things really good. that's great. earlier today, president obama kicked off his latest push, and asked americans to help him spread the word. >> i'm going to need some help in spreading the word. i need you to spread the word about the law, about its benefits, protections, about how folks can sign up. tell your friends. tell your family. do not let the initial problems with the website discourage you. >> okay. now, this, of course, is going to turn into an all-out messaging war, just how good are the democrats going to be at this. which is exactly why talk like this has to be countered. >> remember
're still talking at all are not talking about shutting down the government. not this week, not this january. oh, they're still talking trash about killing obama care. still talking about the debt, but guess what. they aren't talking about what they did with such bravado this september to october. suddenly the cat's got their tongue. or is it the calendar. with elections coming next year and those on the right with any iq have noticed the one time the democrats saw their numbers go skyward was when the republicans played stupid party and turned themselves into the anyone couple pops of the potomac and shut done the government. tonight we look at this strange new world, scared to death at the second there's talk of closing it the democrats will open up another big lead in public confidence. who would have believed it would only take a month to teach the tea party that no government is bad politics. david corn for mother jones and howard fineman for "the huffington post" both msnbc political analysts. i know there are still questions about febds. but this week when it looks like they might hav
for the nation under romney care in massachuset massachusetts. after a terrible first few weeks on the federal healthcare.gov website, the obama administration now says the site is working for most people most of the time, which is what they were hoping for by december 1. if the health care website is, in fact, working that much more smoothly, that should musmooth e way for more people to get enrolled across the country. in the first nine weeks, in general, states running their own exchanges, kentucky included, they have done better than states that are not running their own exchanges and letting the federal government do it. but as the federal system works these kinks out, the numbers are going to keep going up. they're going to keep going up and up, even in places like mississippi, even in places like mississippi, which has done everything it can to ruin its own citizens' chances of getting health insurance, even to the point of unplugging what they had, which was working, which they designed for themselves. even in a state like mississippi, where the governor has been doing everything he ca
's future uncertain. his next fillsome due out in two weeks. he is survived by his 15-year-old daughter meadow. >>> now to the problem of the obama care website. over the weekend the white house says it met a crucial deadline and fixed many online glitches. the speed has more than tripled the 400 bugs gone. healthcare.gov now works for a vast majority of americans. >>> so a man in minnesota made it snow on some lucky shoppers at the mall of america as "let it snow" was sung by a trio down below. the man through 1,000 $1 off the floor. he said he had a rough year and just wanted to make people happy on black friday. local police weren't too happy with the man's stunt as they charged him with disorderly conduct. the man argued i don't know how holiday cheer is disorderly conduct. now let's get to sports from betty. what do you think? >> if he wants to give it away, why not? right? >> let it snow. >> exactly. let it rain. all right. what a great weekend for football fans. let's start with sunday night's nfl game. the nfc east showdown between the redskins and giants. redskins lead the game
on the show complaining about how much obama care would hurt small businesses? but it turned out it just wasn't true. they hadn't even visited the website. and just their week the new york post ran a story about parents who couldn't get their toddler covered under obama care. then it went on tv. >> how is it possible that you go to look for an insurance plan and baby erin is not covered? can you walk us through that? >> it was nightmare. >> being a parent and having four children, to find out that your baby is not going to be on the plan is quite distressing. >> this story was all over the place. even john boehner got in on it tweeting quote, i couldn't believe what i was being told. a dad who learned obama care wouldn't cover his baby. but that turned out to be totally false too. why? the father's application listed only three children. turns out he has four. oops. now we come to expect these bogus stories from conservative media. but from the speaker of the house? speaker boehner, did you think we wouldn't notice you are stuck inside the right wing media bubble? nice try, but it's bursting,
have to pay today. >>> president obama is getting back on the offensive telling americans that healthcare.gov is working better than ever. he is launching a three week campaign saying the website is vastly improved and that oeb care is here to stay. that reassurance comes as the president is under renewed pressure to hold people accountable for the botched rollout. >> do not let the initial problems with the website discourage you. because it's working better now and it's going to just keep on working better over time. every day i check to make sure that it is working better. >> he's been logging in. >> a treasury department watchdog is noted potential problems come tax season. the inspector general for tax administration says existing irs systems do not have the capability to detect fraud when it comes to the subsidies to help people buy insurance in the form of tax credits. the administration officials say the irs aggressively safeguards the systems to combat any fraud and as the affordable care act is no exception. >>> the result of paul walker's autopsy are expected to
impeaching president obama, the first african-american president, is a horrible idea coming a week after they have this tweet about rosa parks ending racism and after mitt romney last year was going on about self-deporting for illegal immigrants. this is a conversation that is going to be detrimental to republicans and they need to focus on a positive agenda. what is it they want to do. you can't vote 42 times to repeal obama care and think that is a policy. you have to have some futuristic ideas. >> as a republican that's where i want to see my party going. if you're going to talk about appealing obama care, what are you going to replace it with? so far as a party we haven't done that. >> great to have you both here. >>> well, it may be a balmy 50 degrees for the rockefeller center christmas tree lighting here in new york tonight but don't tell that to the people in the west and midwest. they are getting hammered by an arctic blast and the third winter storm already this season. some areas of colorado will see as much as two feet of snow. check this out. and it's not just the snow, it's
of sanctions this week despite repeated protestations from the white house that doing so would scuttle the deal with iran. on saturday president obama said fresh sanctions might make sense if long-term deal falls through but not before that. if at the end of six months we can't make a deal, we're no worse off. in fact, we have greater leverage with the international community to continue to apply sanctions and strengthen them. >> over in iran, president rouhani harolding the deal telling parliament the expectation of sanctions relief had already boosted his country's economy. the $7 billion in relief amounts to less than one month of iranian oil production and 7% of the $100 billion in frozen iranian assets that remain overseas. still any respite is welcome in an economy with 12% unemployment and 40% inflation. on sunday for the first time inspectors from the u.n.'s nuclear watchdog toured the heavy water reactor at iraq. a sign that while there's plenty of scepticism some progress was already under way. robert, the president towed a careful line here. i thought his remarks were interesting. it
as i'm president. i want everybody to be sure of that. >> on thursday this week, the venue will be different, the crowd bill probably be a little younger, and the president will be forced off script undoubtedly because president obama on thursday is sitting down for a one-on-one hardball college interview with chris matthews at american university. president obama and chris matthews on thursday. the interview can only be seen here on msnbc, this thursday, 7:00 p.m. eastern. whatever you're doing thursday night, i'm giving you plenty of advance notice, you have to see this live when it happens. we'll be right back. a subaru... ...are the hands that do good things for the whole community: the environment, seniors, kids, and animals. that's why we created the share the love event. by the end of this year, the total donated by subaru could reach 35 million dollars. you get a great deal on a new subaru. we'll donate 250 dollars to a choice of charities that benefit your community. it feels good to be a helping hand. kand i don't have time foris morunreliable companies.b angie's
of that. >> on thursday this week, the venue will be different, the crowd bill probably be a little younger, and the president will be forced off script undoubtedly because president obama on thursday is sitting down for a one-on-one hardball college interview with chris matthews at american university. president obama and chris matthews on thursday. the interview can only be seen here on msnbc, this thursday, 7:00 p.m. eastern. whatever you're doing thursday night, i'm giving you plenty of advance notice, you have to see this live when it happens. we'll be right back. ♪ [ male announcer ] how could switchgrass in argentina, change engineering in dubai, aluminum production in south africa, and the aerospace industry in the u.s.? at t. rowe price, we understand the connections of a complex, global economy. it's just one reason over 70% of our mutual funds beat their 10-year lipper average. t. rowe price. invest with confidence. request a prospectus or summary prospectus with investment information, risks, fees and expenses to read and consider carefully before investing. combinatio
. >> on thursday this week, the venue will be different, the crowd bill probably be a little younger, and the president will be forced off script undoubtedly because president obama on thursday is sitting down for a one-on-one hardball college interview with chris matthews at american university. president obama and chris matthews on thursday. the interview can only be seen here on msnbc, this thursday, 7:00 p.m. eastern. whatever you're doing thursday night, i'm giving you plenty of advance notice, you have to see this live when it happens. we'll be right back. [ grunts softly ] [ ding ] i sense you've overpacked, your stomach. try pepto to-go. it's pepto-bismol that fits in your pocket. relief can be yours, but your peanuts... are mine. ♪ >>> debunktion junction, what's my function? true or false? obama care does not, i repeat, does not cover babies? exhibit a, when this man tried to get insurance for his family, he was told he could buy a plan for his wife and himself and three young children, but his youngest child was out in the cold. obama care does not cover babies. that was
your twitter page and the photo of you after signing up for the aca last week. now today republican senator lindsey graham of south carolina says he too is signing up for obama care to which he added this comment. my insurance costs are going up with $400 a month, more than 200%. my health care coverage will be a fraction of what it used to be. but i will continue my fight to defund and allow americans to opt out of this horrible government program. i guess we have different interpretations of how much this costs. what's your reaction to what he says? >> my god, it is just reading off the talking points from the -- you know, the republican conference and all the negative reporting. take a look at this. but despite all the negative commentary and reporting on this effort, it has been transformative in people's lives already. you take a look at preventive care, massive changes for preventive care. my own story, i am a survivor of ovarian cancer, and my diagnosis 27 years ago was by accident. and, yes, i could afford to have the screens and the tests that i need. so many people have av
, you know, in the launch of obama care, the budget issues, sequester and all these things begin to take a new shape, beginning in just a few short weeks. >> and, you know, jonathan, a lot of times presidencies are pronounced dead over and over again by the media, every wrong turn -- it's the end of the presidency. so, you know, sort of give us perspective. put the obama administration in perspective one year into his first term. how -- just how bad or how well -- how is he doing? >> he had a bad 2013, even if things recover in december. but as you said, the story of presidencies is a cycle of, you know, political fortunes. >> boom and bust. >> you're down, then you're up. you're down and then you're up. and the only thing that really matters is if you're in a down part of the cycle right before an election. so barack obama doesn't have to face the voters anymore. so a lot of this talk about where he stands in the polls is only relevant if it actually leads to defections among democrats. the republicans already oppose him. if his low poll numbers cause democrats to head for the hills, th
on and a lot of people in america aren't. obama's opinion ratings fell 14% in the three or four weeks after the nsa revelations. -it is a big issue. >> that has to be part of it. i'm sure chris will be talking about that. that's 7:00 tonight. make sure you watch at 7:00 with the president of the united states. should be great. if it's way too early, what time is it? >> ordinarily it's time for morning joe, but right now it's time for "the daily rundown" after a short break and chuck today has paul mccartney. >> seriously? >> [ lane ] do you ever feel like you're growing old waiting for your wrinkle cream to work? clinically proven neutrogena® rapid wrinkle repair. it targets fine lines and wrinkles with the fastest retinol formula available. you'll see younger looking skin in just one week. one week? that's just my speed. rapid wrinkle repair. and for dark spots rapid tone repair. from neutrogena®. [kevin] paul and i have been r[paul] well...forever. [kevin] he's the one person who loves pizza more than i do. [paul] we're obsessed. [kevin] we decided to make our obsession our livelihood.
to talk football, guys. >> ford gave his picks for this week's nfl games and his uniquely ironic take on politics south of the border. >> as a person, i like president obama. i don't like his politics. i'm a conservative. i would be a republican if i was down in the states. so i don't believe in all this public funded health care. we've got to pay for it. we can't afford it. what you guys are doing down there, i can't get my head around it. >> gabriel, rob ford cannot get his head around what we're doing down here. regular irony doesn't cut it. you need a 17 tier wedding cake of irony. rob ford is mayor. we took a look at the mayoral map which i put up. rob ford's base was in the suburbs. if you how he won, his support is among poor -- it's across racial lines but suburban toronto voters. they are the ones keeping in office. that blue is rob ford. >> looks like a crack crystal. >> a them act candidacy and administration. >> as far as i understand it, he basically -- the election was one of how bad could he be. i think he'll keep the taxes down. he wasn't really interrogated as a perso
-an-hour curve. >>> president obama observed world aids day today at the white house. he announced $100 million would go toward a new research initiative to combat hiv. >>> vice president joe biden is in japan as part of a week-long asia trip. he'll also travel to china for talks over disputed air space. back to "hardball." >>> i've got to tell you, if it was not already invented, i would say this congress invented the word "do nothing congress." >> but considering what republicans in congress want to do, it is a great blessing that congress has done next to nothing. >> we all know that president harry truman dubbed the 80th congress as the do nothing congress. yet the doing in congress in 1948 has nothing on this one. >> unfortunately, republicans talk work for everyone else, but when it comes to doing the work here in congress, well, they don't quite measure up to it. >> welcome back to "hardball." do nothing is about right when it comes to the track record of this congress. it's not yet the least productive year in history, but close to it. to give you some historical context. when newt ging
kored by obama care by the first is rapidly approaching. for uninsured americans to select a health plan and get care at healthcare.gov. as part of this week's ramped up pr push, the president sat down with our own chris matthews where he addressed the signature legislation. >> there's a specific challenge that we've got, and that is a congress and this city, washington, that is gridlocked and spends too much time worrying about the next election and not enough time worrying about the next generation. >> before this week's pr push kicked off, the white house assembled a democratic strike team to promote the aca and engage that next generation. joining me now matt cartwright. it's good to have you here. we know the president has focused on a different advantage of the aca each day this week. how would you describe the game plan going forth. what are the marching orders from the white house for you? >> i think marching orders is probably too strong a phrase. this is a group that i'm so glad to be a part of. it's a group that we're already out there talking about the health care reform. i t
but a new leader inspired by nelson mandela was reborn. as president obama later said in his memoir, i noticed people had begun to listen to my opinion. it was a discovery that made me hungry for words. the president and first lady will travel to africa next week to pay their respects. joining us from washington, among our many other guests, austin, not washington, is msnbc's very own chris matthews. chris, we have a whole panel in new york. i want to go to you first. you spoke with the president yesterday. there's a lot of talk about nelson mandela's legacy but i want to start with the man himself. nelson mandela was not just a leader of south africa, he was a global visionary. you spent time in south africa. i wonder as a man interested in struggles of democracy and repressed people and the foundations of democracy and principles of it around the world, what is your experience with the legacy of nelson mandela? >> he really was put away. robben island was really ban issuing him from south africa. i was down there teaching business in swaziland on the border there and would read south
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